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The Private Library : What We Do Know, What We Don't Know, What We Ought to Know About Our Books

by Humphreys, A.L

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n.d. [but 1903]
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Cloth, gilt cover-title within double border, small 4to,
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Strangeways & Sons, London, fifth edition, n.d. [but 1903]. Cloth, gilt cover-title within double border, small 4to,. vi, [2], 162 pp. Contents include: What is a good edition?--What is a fine copy?--Book values.--On the care of books.--The art of reading.--Common-place books.--Reference books.--Boudoir libraries.--Bookbinding.--Book hobbies.--Old country libraries.--Weeding out.--The catalogue.--Classification of books.--Bookcases.--Miscellaneous appliances.--The library annexe.--A librarian.--The library architecturally.--Munificent book-buying.--The Medici… Read more about this item
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The Book Browser's Guide to Erotica

by Lewis, R.H

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Used - Elegant bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, Very Good in a dustwrapper with a sunned spine-panel
Published
1981
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Cloth, 8vo,
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9780715379493
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David & Charles, Newton Abbot, first edition, 1981. Cloth, 8vo,. 199 pp, plates. In light-hearted fashion - earnestness on this topic should be avoided, he feels - [Roy Harley Lewis] describes the field, reviewing the 'soft porn' of past centuries and our own, with extracts to show styles of writing and kinds of content. From Ovid to Henry… Read more about this item
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English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700. Volume 8 : Seventeenth-century poetry, music and drama

by Beal, P

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As New in dustwrapper with minor fingersoiling
Published
2000
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Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm,
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9780712346290
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British Library, London, first edition, 2000. Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm,. vi, 340 pp, ills. Contents include: Francis Beaumont and Nathan Field: New Records of their Early Years, by Hilton Kelliher; 'As far from all Reuolt': Sir John Salisbury, Christ Church MS 184 and Ben Jonson's 'First Ode', by Mark Bland; The 'Running Masque' Recovered: A Masque for the… Read more about this item
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Per la storia del libro : scritti di Luigi Balsamo raccolti in occasione dell'80 compleanno

by Balsamo, L

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Used - From the library of the bibliophile A R A Hobson with a leaf of notes in his hand laid in.Near Fine
Published
2006
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Printed wrappers, 8vo,
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9788822255341
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Leo S. Olschki, first edition, 2006. Printed wrappers, 8vo,. 147 pp. A collection of essays previously published between 1973 and 2003, with a bibliography of the works of Luigi Balsamo published 1996-2005. Contents: Premessa di Alessandro Olschki; Tecnologia e capitali nella storia del libro; Alberto III Pio e Aldo Manuzio: editoria a Venezia e Carpi fra '400… Read more about this item
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Joseph Cundall, a Victorian Publisher : Notes on His Life and a Check-List of His Books

by McLean, R

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Used - Very Good in slightly marked and duststained dustwrapper
Published
1976
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Cloth, tall 8vo, 28 cm,
ISBN
9780900002137
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Private Libraries Association, Pinner, first edition, 1976. Cloth, tall 8vo, 28 cm,. viii, 96 pp. From the blurb: "Joseph Cundall was notable as a publisher, editor, author, book-designer, and pioneer photographer. Born in 1818, he was trained as a printer but became a publisher in his early twenties and produced many of the most attractive popular illustrated books… Read more about this item
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Joseph Cundall, a Victorian Publisher : Notes on His Life and a Check-List of His Books

by McLean, R

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Used - Very Good in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly creased and nicked at the top edge
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1976
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Cloth, tall 8vo, 28 cm,
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9780900002137
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Private Libraries Association, Pinner, first edition, 1976. Cloth, tall 8vo, 28 cm,. viii, 96 pp. From the blurb: "Joseph Cundall was notable as a publisher, editor, author, book-designer, and pioneer photographer. Born in 1818, he was trained as a printer but became a publisher in his early twenties and produced many of the most attractive popular illustrated books… Read more about this item
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Provenance Research in Book History : A Handbook

by Pearson, D

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Used - Near Fine in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded at the top of the front panel and on the spine-panel
Published
1994
Binding
Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,
ISBN
9780712303446
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British Library, London, first edition, 1994. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,. x, 326 pp, ills, facs. From the blurb: "This handbook will provide a basic reference source for anyone who is concerned with the provenance of printed books and manuscripts. More specifically, its aim is to help researchers who are either (a) attempting to identify previous owners from inscriptions,… Read more about this item
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The Postmaster of Ipswich : William Stevenson Fitch ; Antiquary and Thief

by Freeman, J.I

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Used - Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper
Published
1997
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Cloth, 8vo,
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The Book Collector, London, first edition, 1997. Cloth, 8vo,. 177 pp. From the blurb: "Among nineteenth century rogue antiquaries, William Stevenson Fitch (1792-1859) casts a long shadow...Fitch was .. a persistent and unrepentant thief of broadsides and manuscripts, who betrayed scholarly access and personal trust, enriching both his own shelves and those of other collectors at the expense… Read more about this item
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The History of the Tale of Peter Rabbit : Taken Mainly from Leslie Linder's A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter Together with the Text and Illustrations from the First Privately Printed Edition

by Potter, B. ; Emerson, A. ; Linder, L

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Used - Very Good
Published
1976
Binding
Pictorial boards, 8vo, 24 cm,
ISBN
9780723219880
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Frederick Warne, London, first edition, 1976. Pictorial boards, 8vo, 24 cm,. 63 pp, 8 plates, ills (some colour), facs. The contents include the text of the first privately printed edition of Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'. Contents: Introduction; The Picture Letter; The History of the Books; The Privately Printed Edition; Postscript. Very Good.
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English Printed Books

by Meynell, Sir Francis

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Used - Elegant bookplate on front inside wrapper, Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper
Published
1946
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Printed boards, 4to, 23 cm,
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Collins, London, first edition, 1946. Printed boards, 4to, 23 cm,. 46, [1] pp, 29 ills including 8 colour plates. From the blurb: "Nobody in this country knows more about book production than Sir Francis Meynell. He is a skilled typographer but he recognises that the secret of producing a good book lies not only in the typography but… Read more about this item
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Travels in the World of Books

by Smith, N

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Used - Near Fine in dustwrapper
Published
2010
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Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,
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9780956386700
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Rare Books and Berry, Porlock, first edition, 2010. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,. 256 pp, colour plates. ;Columns reprinted from: Bookdealer. From the blurb - "For the past three years Nick Smith has written a column for Bookdealer magazine that - despite his commission to cover the inner workings of the book trade - often drifted from the beaten… Read more about this item
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Bibliomania in the Middle Ages : being sketches of bookworms, collectors, Bible students, scribes, and illuminators, from the Anglo-Saxon and Norman periods, to the introduction of printing into England ; with anecdotes illustrating the history of the monastic libraries of Great Britain in the olden time

by Merryweather, F. S. ; Copinger, H. B.; Copinger, W.A. ; Schonfield, H.J

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Used - An unnumbered copy. Worn at spine ends, spine-titles faded, boards scuffed, contents slightly agetoned, otherwise Good
Edition
Limited edition of 750 copies, of which 720 were for sale
Published
1933
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Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,
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The Woodstock Press, and to be sold by Denis Archer, London, new and revised edition, 1933,. Limited edition of 750 copies, of which 720 were for sale. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,. 288 pp. ;. An unnumbered copy. Worn at spine ends, spine-titles faded, boards scuffed, contents slightly agetoned, otherwise Good.
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Dictionnaire des Ouvrages Anonymes..rev. et augm. Par O. Barbier, R. et P. Billard ... Avec une table générale de noms réels des écrivain

by Barbier, A.-\a. ; Barbier, O' ; Alexandre Billard, Paul Billard, Rene Quérard, J.M. ; Brunet, G. ; Jannet, P

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Used - Volume I has a bruise and scuff to the rear board and a short tear to the head of the rear joint, otherwise a Near Very Good set
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4 vols, cloth, 8vo,
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G. P. Maisonneuve & Larose, Paris, 1964 reprint edition, . 4 vols, cloth, 8vo,. xlv pp, 1130 columns + 1360 + 1166 + 1410 columns; viii, [4], 1278, [1] + ???+ 1290, [1] columns. Tome I: A-D; II: E-L; III: M-Q; IV: P-Z. Volume I has a bruise and scuff to the rear board and a short… Read more about this item
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Writers, Poets & Playwrights. [ English Association Pamphlets ]

by English Association

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Used - Very Good in lightly soiled and slightly worn dustwrapper
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undated re-issue in one volume
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Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm,
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English Association, [London], undated re-issue in one volume of pamphlets variously issued between 1925 and 1934. Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm,. Approximately 250 pp in various paginations. Reissue in one volume of several English Association pamphlets, each originally published separately. Contents: Fanny Burney, by E. J. Morley; Ruskin and Others on Byron, by R.W. Chambers; Shakespeare politics and politicians,… Read more about this item
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Keats, Shelley & Rome : an illustrated miscellany

by Rogers, N

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Used - Very Good in Good dustwrapper
Published
1970
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Cloth, 8vo,
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C. Johnson, London, published on behalf of the Keats Shelley Memorial Association, fourth edition, 1970. Cloth, 8vo,. 75 pp, 10 ills. From the blurb: "Most of these studies by distinguished writers were specially written for this book, while the rest have been carefully chosen from among the less familiar writings and translations of the past. They have been… Read more about this item
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Il libro attraverso gli esemplari della Biblioteca Trivulziana

by Bologna, G. ; Biblioteca Trivulziana

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Used - Booklabel of the bibliophile A R A Hobson on front pastedown endpaper, Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper and a plain card slipc
Published
1978
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Cloth, large 8vo,
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Comune di Milano, Milano, first edition, 1978. Cloth, large 8vo,. 175, [5] pp, colour ills. Booklabel of the bibliophile A R A Hobson on front pastedown endpaper, Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper and a plain card slipcase.
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Books and Habits

by Hearn, L. ; Erskine, J

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Used - Good
Published
1922
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Cloth, 8vo, 20 cm,
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William Heinemann, London, first edition, 1922. Cloth, 8vo, 20 cm,. xv, 328 pp. From the introduction - "These chapters for the most part, are reprinted from Lafcadio Hearn's 'Interpretation of literature,' 1915, from his 'Life and literature,' 1916, and from his 'Appreciations of poetry,' 1917. Good.
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Bloomsbury : a House of Lions

by Edel, L

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Used - Very Good in lightly edgeworn dustwrapper
Published
1979
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Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,
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9780701204631
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Book Club Associates, London, reprint edition, 1979. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,. 288 pp. From the blurb - " 'In Bloomsbury' Leon Edel once told himself lightheartedly, 'there are nine characters in search of an author.’ Those nine characters are Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Maynard Keynes, Desmond MacCarthy, Roger Fry, Clive Bell, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant… Read more about this item
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Books in Manuscript : A Short Introduction to Their Study and Use, with a Chapter on Records

by Madan, F. ; Pennell, J

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Used - Copy No.89. Leather booklabel on inside front board of Carl Adolph Kroch, sometime head of Kroch's and Brentano's, for a
Edition
Large-paper edition of 150 copies printed on Dutch handmade pape
Published
1893
Binding
Full navy morocco, gilt spine-titles, gilt filet on board edges, elaborate leather doublures with silk flyleaves, top edge gilt,
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Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, and Co., London, first edition, large-paper copy, 1893. Large-paper edition of 150 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper. Full navy morocco, gilt spine-titles, gilt filet on board edges, elaborate leather doublures with silk flyleaves, top edge gilt, (bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery), 8vo, 22 cm,. xv, 188 pp, viii leaves of plates. … Read more about this item
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Pseudonyms

by Clarke, J.F

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Good in used dustwrapper
Published
1977
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Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,
ISBN
9780241895887
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Elm Tree Books, London, first edition, 1977. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,. xiv, 252 pp. From the blurb: "'What's in a name' ? According to Marion Morrison, Lesley Hornby, Sophia Scicoloni, Cassius Clay, W. C. Dunkinfield and the other 3,000 people included in this book, quite a lot. Pseudonyms have been used by all races and professions ever since… Read more about this item
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